"In a way this is a spinoff of Pokemon as you convince various monsters to join your party and fight for you. However unlike Pokemon you also are a fighter, and you have to pay to be healed also. This game is fairly interesting and in my mind one of the better Gameboy Color games, and one of the better spinoffs of Pokemon. However it still could've been much better. "
In a way this is a spinoff of Pokemon as you convince various monsters to join your party and fight for you. However unlike Pokemon you also are a fighter, and you have to pay to be healed also. This game is fairly interesting and in my mind one of the better Gameboy Color games, and one of the better spinoffs of Pokemon. However it still could've been much better.
STORY (6/10): The story is that valuable powerful crystals are being stolen by a person named Lucifer. Along with Baal and a few other powerful fighters they have pretend to be masters for the good, however they have released monsters to the world. You are a young boy who has set out into the world, and along the way you recruit a few monsters, plus two good friends. However character development of the good guys does not occur in this game, a very little in the bad too.
GRAPHICS (10/15): Very similiar to Pokemons graphics. It's an overhead view no matter where you are, as you walk from place to place. The towns look small, until you enter them, in which they increase on the screen. The colors is really nice in this game, however it could've been improved upon. The graphics or ok for a Gameboy game, but could be better.
SOUND (7/10): Typical Gameboy color music, in which different places have different music. The bosses each have their own, however all other enemies keep the same. There are no sound effects, except if you do dumb stuff like walk into walls.
GAMEPLAY (38/50): Well to get these monsters to join you, either yourself or one of the monsters must convince them to join you. This is not easily, for these monsters are not friendly and are very hard to convince. However you can't stick with the same monsters you get early on, because they don't level up at all. You have to keep recruiting new and stronger ones and this becomes a hassle. Besides your monster there is yourself and your 2 friends who level up in typical RPG fashion. This is nice, and I would have preffered if the monsters could do the same. Now to the actual gameplay you go from a world map, and in certain places you will enter a more close up area. This is normal RPG elements. The fighting is turn based, in which you pick a characters move for the battle. Basically it is either attack or magic. Also you can combine and breed your monsters, to create more ultimate monsters and this is a very useful thing to do. The gameplay is fun, but not really addictive or anything. You may take breaks for long period of times, but you will come back to defeat Lucifer.
REPLAYABILITY (6/10): I have played through this game twice, and in my first game I am perfecting my characters for they can go past level 100!!!! This really isn't great replay value, but for an RPG this is not bad at all... I wonder how high that level max goes, hehehehe.
DIFFICULTY (5/5): A fair difficutly in which of you play consistantly you'll be able to pull through. The beggining is fairly tough, but keep recruiting monsters for your party until you get enough good ones. Later on you should be able to cruise through.
OVERALL (72/100): This RPG was kinda a dissapointment for I had really high expectation, after playing so much of Pokemon. However this is in no way a bad game, and is definitely one of the better games for the Gameboy Color. It has it's moments, and the battles are beatable yet not that easy. Also I like how you can get everyone you fought in the entire game to join your party later on. That is a nice touch. If you like the creatures type RPG's this may be worth a look, however it is good but not great.
Community review by ratking (July 05, 2002)
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